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ISFA U18 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

U18 SQUAD SELECTED TO FACE AUSTRALIA

The following squad has been selected to face Australia Schools on Sunday 13th January at Clifton College, 2pm kick off.  Players are asked to meet at Clifton College Sports Ground, Abbots Leigh Road, Bristol, BS8 3QD for 12.45pm dressed in suit and ISFA tie.  Full kit will be provided but players will need to bring footwear for both grass and 3G as well as their ISFA tracksuits.  Please can all players confirm their availability by Friday 22nd December to Jono Santry via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

School Name
Alleyns Sam Arbuckle
Ardingly  Alessandro Nanni
Brooke House Doku Emmanuele
Brooke House Success Makainjuola
Epsom College  Callum Holland 
Hampton Shaun-Chris Joash
Hampton George Maxwell
Manchester Grammar Nas Kabbani
Millfield Robbie Scott
Millfield Ben Le Rougetel
Oswestry Ben Clark
Repton Matt Bowman
Royal Russell Joshua Teeluck
Royal Russell  Rylan John
Royal Russell  Ada Okorogheye 
Royal Russell  Kyrique Garvey-Williams 

 

Non-travelling reserves:

Eddie Allan Ardingly
Joel Valentin  Bradfield
Ibrahim Alhassan Brooke House
Pieter Stein Millfield
Luke Quinn Queen Ethelburga's
Aaron Ibe Royal Russell

 

Thursday 13th December
ISFA U18 1 ENGLISH COLLEGES 1
(St. George's Park)

Both ISFA and ECFA teams started the game brightly with tactical intent. While two sets of players contested strongly to impose their technical qualities and skill, and gain the initial advantage. ECFA created some early corner pressure, but ISFA defended the set piece well and hunted for the counter attacking opportunity. ECFA pounced quickly onto a loose pass and converted from close range midway through the first half to take a 1-0 lead. An immediate attacking response from ISFA, saw Callum Holland (Epsom College) equalise, with a calm finish into the bottom right corner from 12 yards out. Several changes were made at half time and both teams pushed for the win. ISFA’s Ben Le Rougetel (Millfield) fine shot was brilliantly tipped around the post by the superb ECFA’s goalkeeper. ISFA again went close to wrapping the up the win, when Ada Okorogheye (Royal Russell) headed onto the crossbar from Alessandro Nanni’s (Ardingly) pinpoint cross. Towards the end, both teams displayed enough energy to win the game, but time and the light brought this quality game to an 1-1 ending. The draw saw ISFA retain the Schools shield for another year. St George's Park has again shown some promising signs for the coming year.

Wednesday 12th December
ISFA U18 3 WALES COLLEGES 3
(St George's Park)

ISFA started poorly and struggled to deal with the Welsh pressure.  Wales forced two defensive errors in the first 12 minutes of the game and found themselves 2-0 up after some clinical finishing.  ISFA finally found their feet and started to gain supremacy in terms of possession and territory. 16 minutes on the clock and Josh Teeluck (Royal Russell) delivered for Matt Bowman (Repton) to finish at the back post.  The equaliser came just after half an hour as Callum Holland (Epsom College) broke from his own half to release Ada Okorogheye (Royal Russell) to finish after some fine individual dribbling skills in the opposition box.  ISFA continued to create chances and the Welsh keeper made some impressive saves throughout the second half.  An intelligent short corner routine saw Holland find George Maxwell (Hampton) to calmly finish to take a deserved lead.  ISFA continued to dominate possession but Wales were always looking dangerous on the counter, particularly through their number 9.  ISFA were to rue their missed chances though as Wales punished another ISFA error to equaliser in the last few minutes of the game.

Sunday 13th January
ISFA U18 v Australia Schools
Clifton College (2.00pm)

Sunday 10th February
ISFA U18 v Welsh Schools
Shrewsbury School (2.00pm)

Sunday 24th March
ISFA U18 v Loughborough University
Loughborough University (KO TBC)

April 2019
European Tour

 

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